Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates

At the North Carolina Real Estate Commission Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are a top priority. We celebrate the differences that make each licensee, Commission Member, Commission staff, and all North Carolinians unique. The Commission is committed to prioritizing DEI in everything we do, fostering an environment where all people feel safe, respected, and valued.

Recognizing that we live in a world that is increasingly more diverse and there are often holidays and observances which are reflective of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, political, and religious backgrounds, but aren’t as widely celebrated, the Commission would like to take the time to highlight observances in the Month of August and provide you with a helpful tool to identify others.

The United Nations (UN) recognizes August 9th as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Although the United States only recently starting recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in 2021, and in the month of October, the UN has recognized this day since 1982 as a day to bring awareness to, honor, celebrate, and recognize the contributions and achievements of American’s first inhabitants and Tribal Nations that still thrive today. 

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day, which has been recognized since 1971 as the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.  Women’s Equality Day is a day to celebrate, uplift, and empower women; acknowledging the progress that has been made in the fight for gender equality but also acknowledging there is more work to be done.

To learn more refer to the links below:

A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2021 | The White House

Presidential Proclamation — Women’s Equality Day, 2013 | whitehouse.gov (archives.gov)

2023 Diversity Holidays – The Diversity Movement